Posted on February 27, 2017 by CEB
The following is a guest blog post by Richard M. Wilner, a founding shareholder and chair of the Employment-based Immigration Practice Group of Wilner & O’Reilly in Orange County. Together with his partner Kelly S. O’Reilly—a former immigration officer—he helps lead a team of 14 lawyers dedicated exclusively to the practice of immigration law.
The great Winston Churchill said “We sleep safely at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would harm us.” Consequently, I believe there is no group more deserving of my time, at no charge, than the men and women who serve in the United States military. Whether representing military clients or otherwise, here are some things I’ve learned from years of doing pro bono legal work. Continue reading
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Posted on November 18, 2016 by Julie Brook, Esq.
When you draft a contract, your goal is to state the terms and conditions of the parties’ agreement clearly and completely, using as few words as will accomplish the job. Follow these five principles and you’ll be well on your way to meeting this goal. Continue reading
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Posted on November 9, 2016 by Julie Brook, Esq.
Negotiation skills are one of those things that lawyers tend to think they have innately. But actually, negotiations skills are learned and honed over time and practice. As you engage in your next settlement negotiation, use this checklist to be sure you don’t miss an opportunity. Continue reading
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Posted on August 10, 2016 by Julie Brook, Esq.
Have you ever delegated work to a contract or associate attorney and been disappointed with the result? It may be that you need to improve your delegating skills. Here are some tips to help you get the results you want. Continue reading
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Posted on July 18, 2016 by Julie Brook, Esq.
Motions are tactical tools, and your decision to seek an order should be made in the context of your overall litigation plan. Always keep in mind that making a motion entails time, effort, and expense for the moving party. Is it worth it? Continue reading
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Posted on June 29, 2016 by Julie Brook, Esq.
It is not “if” but “when” your client will be the victim of a data breach. But despite the growing risks and many high-profile breaches, there are still businesses that are woefully underprepared. Here’s how you can help your clients mitigate risk associated with data breaches well before an incident occurs. Continue reading
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Posted on May 11, 2016 by Julie Brook, Esq.
Whatever document you’re drafting—from a memorandum for a partner to a brief for the court—using clear and concise headings and subheadings will take your reader by the hand and lead them smoothly through your document. Here’s some advice from noted appellate attorneys Daniel U. Smith and Valerie T. McGinty on making your headings as useful and effective as possible. Continue reading
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